Author: Kaia Vincent

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Paying the minimum wage is acceptable. [Oh no it isn’t!]

With Christmas festivities in full swing, the people of Basingstoke are really getting into the spirit of the season; twinkling fairy lights, jolly giant snowman and sparkling reindeer have turned the town into a glittering winter wonderland, Festival Place is bustling (and so are the car parks!) and of course many of us will enjoy[…..]

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When is the best time to apply for a new job, anyway?

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How many of us have done our Christmas food shop at 11pm at night just to avoid the trolley rage and sprout wars? In every part of life, we all like to eliminate as much competition as possible by trying to get a head start on our rivals.  And when it comes to looking for[…..]

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When Wote Street People met M3 Job Club

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GUEST POST BY RICHARD THAYER FROM M3 JOB CLUB Wote Street People continue to support community projects, M3 Job Club being just one of them. We realise that the business community can help in a wider sense, regardless of company size.  Large corporate companies certainly do their fair share of charity work, but we demonstrate that smaller[…..]

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Psst! You will NEVER guess what I’ve just heard!

Posted on | Posted in Candidate Profiling

We all love a good gossip, don’t we? The fact that OK, Hello, Take A Break and other magazines like that are so popular is a testament to this. And it’s usually pretty harmless…isn’t it? But what about gossip in the workplace? Just how damaging is it to morale? What steps can you take to[…..]

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“So, which job is this interview for again?”

Searching for job vacancies in Basingstoke, or anywhere for that matter, is no mosey around the park. Even that initial trawl through the job boards can be a rollercoaster of emotions… “Ooh, love the sound of that! Right up my street…” “Transparency Enhancement Facilitator? What the heck is one of those? A window cleaner?” “Wow![…..]

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What’s your emergency? Police, fire, ambulance…or temp?

Posted on | Posted in Recruitment, Temping

It’s Monday morning… …the alarm didn’t go off, one of the kids spilt their breakfast down their school uniform, the dog escaped again, you got stuck in traffic with precisely minus-12 minutes to go until your presentation and then you finally got to the office to discover the receptionist is off with the ‘flu. Or[…..]

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Back to school season got you thinking about flexible working?

Posted on | Posted in Part time, Recruitment

Yes, summer is almost over but that also means that a crisp, new season awaits us! Time to shake the sand out of your shoes, put the bucket and spade away for another year and tackle that ironing pile; ready for the start of a brand new school term. If you’re a parent or grandparent,[…..]

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Could finding the right employees be as easy as Pokemon Go?

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Pokemon Go is sweeping the country and causing chaos in its wake.  The little creatures are there to be collected – some are visible to everyone and some hone in on your surroundings. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if finding good quality candidates was as easy as following your mobile phone app, like some kind of[…..]

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Why didn’t you get the job?

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All that effort of applying for the job, re-writing your CV, buying a new suit for the interview and practicing the route so you arrive on time. Then they don’t even have the manners to let you know why you didn’t get the job, the cheek of it! Recruitment is all about discrimination; some is[…..]

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How relevant are CVs from job boards?

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We’ve all used job boards to one extent or another with differing degrees of success – but how relevant are applicant’s CVs you find on job boards?  Job boards can be very useful for those looking to hire, the ability to search a large database of candidates definitely has its advantages. Advertising on the other[…..]

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17 Jul 2017

#ThisGirlCan? This girl did – inspiration from Jane Austen

”A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of”’ –  Jane Austen The 7th of July was the 200th anniversary of the death of Hampshire’s greatest author – Jane Austen.  Here was truly a woman ahead of her time.  In an era where very few women had the opportunity to vote,[…..]

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19 Jun 2017

Wote Street People get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

It all started 2 years ago, when Madelaine took part in the Brutal 10k as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations (celebrations?? Well, we decided to raise money for Basingstoke Consortium as a way of celebrating). The rest of the team went along on a cold Saturday November morning to watch Mad go through hell.[…..]

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24 May 2017

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

There’s nothing more annoying than registering for job vacancies in Basingstoke with a recruitment agency and then not hearing anything.  Why does this happen? Distractions.  Anything from temporary requirements to vacancies that don’t match your particular skills.  Before we go any further, this isn’t a list of excuses. As an industry, we should respect our[…..]

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15 May 2017

The benefits of making friends with your recruiter

Recruiters, love us or hate us – we are useful.  We can save you time and money – yes, money.  Now, before you start shouting at the screen, let us explain why. As a job agency in Basing View, we have access to a range of local candidates, either on our database or job board[…..]

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19 Apr 2017

Don’t be an April fool

During the Easter period, at Wote Street People it makes us think of the green shoots of spring, rebirth, and of course, lighter evenings. Not forgetting the delicious side of Easter… chocolate eggs, hot cross buns… *drools* The celebration of all things green around this time precedes Christianity, with the Vernal Equinox being celebrated when[…..]